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Facebook Live: Strength Training and Injury Prevention for Runners

Running Facebook Live

At the HSS Tisch Performance Center, our Rehabilitation experts talked strength training and injury prevention for runners on Facebook Live! To view more of our previous Facebook Live broadcasts, click here.


Lauren Alix, physical therapist

Lauren Alix is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Department. She has run two marathons and numerous other road races, and enjoys helping runners become better at their sport through running analysis, training, and rehabilitation when needed. Lauren is passionate about injury prevention in athletes, and specializes in treating orthopedic injuries.




Pamela Geisel, exercise physiologist

Pamela Geisel, MS, CSCS is a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery’s James M. Benson Sports Rehabilitation Center and Tisch Sports Performance Center. She graduated with honors from Towson University with a bachelor’s in exercise science and received her master’s in exercise physiology from Adelphi University. She has been in the fitness field since 2007 and has a special interest in using strength training to maximize performance and reduce injury for runners. Geisel is a long distance runner and has completed four marathons, more than a dozen half-marathons, and many 5K and 10K races.

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